Maria Krish, a postdoctoral researcher in the UC Irvine Department of Chemistry, was selected Thursday, May 24 as one of five recipients of the L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science award. Krish researches properties of the surfaces of liquid solutions to help scientists understand the role that aerosol particles play in pollution and climate change. Each year the L’Oréal USA Fellowships recognize five up-and-coming female scientists to raise awareness of the contribution of women in the sciences and identify role models for younger generations. Fellows receive $40,000 to support their research and training to help advance their careers.